Difference Between Barcodes, QR Codes, And RFID

Almost everything that we see today is labeled or tagged. From pictures on Facebook to the things bought at a supermarket, everything is marked for identification. Mapping people or products stems from the need to track them from their point of origin. One of the prime instances of tracking can be found on barcodes. Those series of line that we are so used to seeing around us have helped manufacturers, retailers and business owners in general to easily store product data and then locate the trail their products took when moving from one end to the other.

As products move faster than ever to newer and multiple channels, the need to effectively track them has to pace too. QR codes and RFID tags have surfaced as the new means of storing, managing and tracking data faster and easily.

Barcodes, QR codes, and RFID are all means for carrying large amount of data in compact format. However, there is distinction to be made in terms of the purpose they are used for and the way they are used. Read more of this post